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Should I protect my newly planted Austins from hard freeze?

Posted by adriannecl 7b (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 12, 13 at 16:21

I have 15 young Austin roses I planted about 3 weeks ago. We are to have an early hard freeze tonight and tomorrow in Atlanta.
I normally don't coddle plants, but I am worried.

Should I cover them?
Any advice would be much appreciated!

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RE: Should I protect my newly planted Austins from hard freeze?

How cold is a "hard freeze" in your area? It was cold enough here last night that the water in my birdbath froze, but all the roses in bloom still looked more than half way decent today.

Roses can take quite a bit of cold--into the high 20s, like 27-28 degrees.

If I were worried, I might grab a couple handfuls of oak leaves (blown in from my neighbors' yards) and put them around the base of the rose bush. In fact, with 15 Austins all only a few weeks in the ground, I think I'd do that to all of them for sure.

Good luck.


RE: Should I protect my newly planted Austins from hard freeze?

25-27 degrees. That's very unusual for November here. I will get to protecting them. Thanks, I appreciate it!

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